Gash Ridge, Traverse to California--Beta,Current Conditions?

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Brad Snider

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Gash Ridge, Traverse to California--Beta,Current Conditions?

by Brad Snider » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:15 pm

Looking at doing this in a couple weeks. I know it will be a long day, planning to go light and fast. With that in mind, I'm curious about current conditions from anyone who has been in the area or viewed any of this route--particularly interested in Gash Ridge (Blanca) and the North Ridge of Ellingwood Point--any snow? Any need for crampons/ice ax?

Any route beta, current conditions, photos etc. appreciated!


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Re: Gash Ridge, Traverse to California--Beta,Current Conditi

by Pete Castricone » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:39 pm

On 6/4, used the axe for a glissade into the bowl below Blanca's west face, but that's it. i don't recall seeing snow on the ridges.

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